When asked, he admitted that this was, in fact, he. I had no idea who this guy was or where he lived, but his words seduced me.
The next few days became a frenzy of emailing, hitting the refresh button over and over again. A bunch of negotiation followed, and when we eventually found ourselves in the same place, it seemed perfect.
In the book, you’ll follow my journey as I skillfully navigate the web, hoping to replace who I thought was the “love of my life” with a new Internet mate.
Combining my fairy tale romances and disappointing heartbreaks with my personal rules of netiquette, I provide priceless knowledge about the most effective ways to date online, after I had to start my life all over again.
Sometime over the summer, I became obsessed with websites devoted to making fun of online dating.
I avidly read sites like the wonderful, now-defunct OKCEnemies and spent an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through other people's private messages and dick pics.
As a pioneer in the Internet industry, I became the first on my block to post an online dating profile.
They were aggregators for the worst of the worst, and I found them anthropologically fascinating as screengrabs of the underbelly of Internet culture. It was a collection of introductory letters written by one man to many different women on Ok Cupid — letters that had never been answered.
New: Audio Book Version: The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online is a romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates in almost 15 years. I felt it was important to spot the red flags in an online dating profile, laugh along the way, and help others who had to start their lives over again after a tearful breakup or a divorce. Seeing become a bestseller on its launch date brought me more joy than you’ll ever know. My online dating book is filled with heartfelt, witty, and hilarious stories, of which many of you will relate to. I just happened to be the first to write about my romantic journey in cyberspace.
As a hopeful romantic, I decided to share my online dating stories with the world.
We spent every spare moment talking to each other, trying to make each other laugh. talking on Skype, grinning nervously, unsure of what to say. We finished each other's sentences and spent a whole day in our pajamas.
This is how men who have grown up primarily online interact with women they are trying to impress, I thought. The author had a large vocabulary, and he even knew how to punctuate. (This is how low my bar had gotten.) I was impressed with his efforts and charmed by his style, so I filled out the online contact form: "If I ever got a message this adorable on Ok C, I would have responded immediately.My loss."My search turned up a video of an attractive young man with luxurious hair and expressive hand gestures doing stand-up comedy in a Brooklyn bar.